Jordanians in Amman have staged nationwide rallies to protest against Fayez Tarawneh to form a new government. Protesters have been demanding in particular that the prime minister is derived from the parliamentary majority and not appointed by the king.
Similar protests were also held in Tafileh, Karak, Zarqa and Irbid in the north.
Jordanians have been holding street protests since January 2011, demanding political and economic reforms and an end to corruption. There have been no calls for the king to be removed from power as in other Arab states.
On Thursday, Jordan's King Abdullah II accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh, after accusing him of slow reforms demanded by the public.
King Abdullah II replaced Khasawneh, who was in Turkey, with Fayez Tarawneh, 63, who was prime minister and royal court chief in the late 1990s, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
"Jordan is in a critical time and can not afford to delay in the implementation of necessary reforms," the King wrote in a letter to Mr. Khassawneh, according to the palace.
"I followed the work of government in recent months and I saw that things were not progressing. For now, the achievements are below what we expected," said the king, accusing the government forgiving priority to" certain laws" rather than essential reforms.
Upon his nomination in October 2011, Mr. Al-Khasawneh, a former vice president of the International Court of Justice and the chief of the country's Royal Court , aged 62, assured he had "received assurances from the King" he would have "full sovereignty" as Prime Minister to carry out reforms. But these have lagged, with the exception of a new election law approved by the government in early April.
For his part, the official spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, Jamilsaid we will wait to see the achievements on the ground and how they meet the expectations of the citizens, their ambitions and aspirations and how their slogans for the reform turn into reality.